The Nicest Workbench I Own

Workbench cutting list: 2” x 2-1/2” x 6”.

Rudy Everts (aka Underhatchet, Chair Chatter, sculptor, painter, lover of Mexican food) made this amazing sculpture for me that’s a scale replica of “The Anarchist’s Workbench.” Even more shocking: It’s all one piece of linden.

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The bench is remarkably detailed. The holdfast holes are properly spaced. The planing stop looks like the fancy one that Tom Latane made for the bench. And the leg vise looks like you could give it a spin (I wouldn’t dare).

On top of the workbench, Rudy has carved a board, a handplane, a doe’s foot and a holdfast.

I cannot imagine how nerve-wracking some of this must have been for Rudy to carve.

I’m going to need to make a display case to protect it from harm. This is one bench that I won’t be treating like a rented mule.

Definitely follow Rudy on Instagram if you want to see more of his incredible work.

— Christopher Schwarz


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